April 9, 2010 / 12:53 AM / 8 years ago

Dermot Mulroney to direct Mandy Moore in comedy

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Dermot Mulroney is moving forward with his directorial debut, “Love, Wedding, Marriage,” lining up Mandy Moore, James Brolin and Jane Seymour to star in the romantic comedy.

The cast has gone through Tetris-style combinations with names including Jessica Alba, Christopher Walken and Blythe Danner circling. Financing is being finalized, but the movie is slated to go before cameras April 19 in Louisiana. Its title might change to “Keep It Together.”

The story centers on a newlywed marriage counselor (Moore) who is thrown for a loop when she learns that her parents, whose marriage she’s always idealized, are headed for divorce. She sets out on a disastrous path to save their marriage at the expense of her own, manipulating loved ones along the way.

Kellan Lutz, who stars as Emmett Cullen in the “Twilight” movies, will play her husband; Brolin and Seymour will play the parents.

Mulroney has been acting since the mid-1980s, with early appearances including the TV version of “Fame” and the feature “Young Guns.” After his stab at directing, he will return to television, where he is slated to star in a revamped version of “The Rockford Files” at NBC.

For Moore, the movie is her first since starring in the 2007 comedies “Because I Said So” and “License to Wed.” Coincidentally, the singer/actress both married and saw her parents divorce in recent years.

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